The Rule of Law

Speaker: 
Linda Greenhouse
Robert Post
Kenji Yoshino
Sat, 02/02/2019 -
09:30 to 11:00
Sat, February 2nd, 2019 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am

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9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

Following a Friday night screening of The Story of Qiu Ju, legal scholars discuss the complicated nature of the rule of law—exploring how norms, culture, and community tradition are often pitted against or left unrecognized by formal legal doctrine and policy.

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Memorializing the Civil War in 21st-Century America

Speaker: 
Eric Foner
Edna Greene Medford
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Tue, 01/29/2019 - 18:30
Tue, January 29th, 2019 | 6:30 pm

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In recent years, monuments commemorating the Confederacy have created enormous controversy. Hundreds of memorials honoring Confederate leaders such as General Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson Davis were constructed not immediately following the Civil War, but during the height of the Jim Crow era between the 1890s and 1950s. In the wake of the 2017 white nationalist march in Charlottesville, VA, experts ponder how memory and the ongoing battle for racial equality continue to shape modern America.

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The Presidents: George W. Bush

Speaker: 
Peter Baker
Douglas Brinkley (moderator)
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 19:00
Wed, January 16th, 2019 | 7:00 pm

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Confronted by one crisis after another, President George W. Bush struggled to defend the country and remake the world, serving during an era marked by the September 11th terror attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, and financial collapse.

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Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War

Speaker: 
Andrew Delbanco
Brent Staples (moderator)
Tue, 01/15/2019 - 18:30
Tue, January 15th, 2019 | 6:30 pm

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In the decades following the American Revolution, the new nation was deeply divided. As countless enslaved people risked their lives to seek refuge in the free North, Congress struck a deal—the Compromise of 1850—to soothe the mounting tensions between Northerners who opposed slavery and Southerners who demanded the return of their human “property.” That tenuous balance finally collapsed with the eruption of the Civil War in 1861. Experts examine how fugitive slaves shaped the American story.

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The Desegregation of the United States Armed Forces

Speaker: 
Randall Kennedy
Tue, 12/18/2018 - 18:30
Tue, December 18th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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Prior to World War II, racial discrimination in the armed forces was severe, official, and widespread. The Army imposed a quota to keep the number of African Americans low and effectuated a policy that attempted to avoid situations in which a black service member could dictate orders to whites. The Navy limited African Americans to menial positions. The Marines excluded them altogether. However, by the mid-1950s, the desegregation of the armed forces was well underway, considerably ahead of similar developments in other sectors of society.

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Le Conversazioni: An Evening with Fran Lebowitz

Speaker: 
Fran Lebowitz
Antonio Monda (moderator)
Tue, 12/04/2018 - 19:00
Tue, December 4th, 2018 | 7:00 pm

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Author Fran Lebowitz, in conversation with Antonio Monda, artistic director of the Rome Film Festival, discusses her life and prolific career and examines the state of American society and culture.

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The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

Speaker: 
Joanne Freeman
Carol Berkin (moderator)
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 18:30
Mon, December 3rd, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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Today, disagreements in Congress seem heated and polarized, but historian Joanne Freeman reveals an era when tensions were even worse. Join us for the epic story of Congress in the decades leading up to the Civil War, when legislative sessions were often punctuated by mortal threats, flipped desks, and drawn pistols.

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An Evening with Barry Lewis: London

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:30
Tue, November 20th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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London and its metropolitan area are the sources of much of our own American modern architectural and interior design. Whether Arts and Crafts or metallic modernist, London’s designers of the 19th century paved the way for our 20th-century ideals of design. Join Barry Lewis on a journey through one of the world’s greatest cities.

Barry Lewis is an architectural historian who specializes in European and American architecture from the 18th to 20th centuries.

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The Final Months of World War I: 100 Years Later

Speaker: 
Patrick K. O’Donnell
Mon, 11/19/2018 - 18:30
Mon, November 19th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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In commemoration of the centennial of the World War I Armistice, signed in November 1918, discover the major battles—and the stories of those who fought in them—leading up to the Great War’s end.

Patrick K. O’Donnell is the author of The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America's Unknown Soldier and WWI's Most Decorated Soldiers Who Brought Him Home.

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The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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Wilson and the Armistice: Ending World War I

Speaker: 
John H. Maurer
Sat, 11/10/2018 -
09:30 to 11:00
Sat, November 10th, 2018 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am

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On the centennial of the signing of the First World War Armistice, join historian John Maurer for a unique event reflecting on the agreement and illuminating President Woodrow Wilson’s role in negotiating the Treaty of Versailles, the peace treaty that ended the war.

John H. Maurer, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, is Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Grand Strategy and Sea Power and Distinguished University Professor at the Naval War College.

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